Twohig House

Twohig House (HM2926)

Location: San Antonio, TX 78205 Bexar County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 25.511', W 98° 29.493'

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Irish immigrant John Twohig built his house here on the San Antonio River in the late 1840s. A suspended footbridge connected the house with his business on the opposite side of the river.
Twohig became known as the "breadline banker" for his practice of distributing loaves of bread to needy residents. After his death in 1891, the house was sold and put to various uses including a Mexican restaurant. The San Antonio Public Service Company built its headquarters on part of the property in 1921 and planted a garden surrounding the Twohig house.
Threatened with demolition in 1941, the house was dismantled, moved, and reassembled on the river behind the Witte Museum in Brackenridge Park north of downtown.
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HM NumberHM2926
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Date Added Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 549319 N 3255201
Decimal Degrees29.42518333, -98.49155000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 25.511', W 98° 29.493'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 25' 30.66" N, 98° 29' 29.58" W
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Area Code(s)210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1113 River Walk, San Antonio TX 78205, US
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